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Fireworks Fizzle

Drought leads to fireworks restrictions

Many Fourth of July celebrations in the West may have to forego the fireworks. Extreme drought and the resulting wildfire risk have officials in many states restricting or banning the sale and use of fireworks. But, officials say Americans can still have a blast at city fireworks displays on Independence Day. An Oregon fire official says the holiday is always a worry because campers with fireworks spark "a bunch of grassfires."

The long drought has had a little bit of a reprieve, with a wet spell in many parts of the West. That has officials in Wyoming's Laramie County reversing a ban on fireworks.

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